July 07, 2017

Notley's office spending reaches Redford levels

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Remember when Albertans used to be so outraged about former premier Alison Redford’s huge executive council?

I know I was.

At the peak of Alberta’s dance with Redfordian gluttony, $28 million was being spent on staff in the premier’s office.

Back then, the NDP had a lot to say about Redford's wasteful ways and crazy salaries for her staff. Former NDP leader and current government House leader, Brian Mason said:

The compensation for managers is in ironic contrast to the settlement imposed on front-line workers, I think the government is more than hypocritical.”

But the NDP feel different now that their snouts are in the trough.  

Notley’s own budget projection for her office spending in 2019 puts the amount at $27.5 million. But that’s only if Notley stops her public sector spending spree right now.

She won’t. Even during these lean times in Alberta, nothing stops Notley’s spending.

Notley increased the number of her staff earning over $100,000 per year by 20 per cent last year, from 53 staffers in 2015 to 64 now.

Shamefully, Albertans are being laid off all across the province because those same high-income tax burglars in Notley's office are busy writing policies that chase jobs and investment away.

For once, I agree with Brian Mason: The government is more than hypocritical.

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commented 2017-07-08 15:14:14 -0400
Karen, if only given a choice between Redford and the PCs vs. Notley and the NDP, I would choose Redford any day of the week. At least the PCs knew that their money came from the thriving businesses in Alberta. The NDP have no such intellect.
commented 2017-07-08 13:27:26 -0400
redfraud is starting to look like a piker compared to nutley…
commented 2017-07-07 22:12:09 -0400
Gotta love how the sheep of socialism and communism never seem to figure out that their leaders keep the people going without while they live like kings. Communism and Socialism for us , crony Capitalism for them.
commented 2017-07-07 22:10:45 -0400
Only matched? Notley will be pretty upset until she makes it even worse. COMMIE
commented 2017-07-07 19:13:41 -0400
Redford is a typical Socialist Marxist. Lives like a Lord of the backs of the Workers, who voted for her and now they and their children will spend the rest of their lives paying for Her sins.
commented 2017-07-07 19:10:46 -0400
The Not is a blond air head.
commented 2017-07-07 18:24:10 -0400
The current sad state of affairs in Alberta are well defined when Redford is looked upon as the good old days.